R. Castro's Elemental Linx is truly brilliant. The mixture of modern and ancient Aztec culture is flawless and intriguing. Viviana is living life as a normal teenager when she's suddenly thrown into a battle to protect all life on Earth from the ancient Moon God who is bent on destroying everything. She and others like her carry elemental powers that will surely aid them in their fight against evil. The names of all the Aztec gods were confusing and I am thankful for the deity index with pronunciations provided by the author. If you are looking for a fantasy that will take you on a wondrous adventure through time and history, Elemental Linx has all that and more. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book and after I completed my the initial reading, I decided to purchase a paperback of the finished product for myself. The bottom line is, this book had me hooked and I impatiently await the next release to see what unfolds with Viviana in the future. --Amazon Customer Review
Viviana, a teenage girl living in Seattle starts having vivid dreams where she seems to be transported to an ancient Aztec city. When she wakes she's forced to face the reality of her life, including a recent tragedy. Suddenly, things start to unfold and she is launched into a fast-paced adventure as she discovers her true purpose: her destiny as one of 4 elemental linx, prophesied to save the human race with their godly powers. As she and the other linx hone their new skills and prepare for the oncoming battle with the Moon God Viviana finds that she has been given unique gifts and experiences the others haven't. Can she lead them in becoming as strong as they need to be or will the tensions and problems of teenage life get in the way of them saving humanity? If you liked the Nicholas Flamel series, with its fast-paced, on-going adventure, this one is a bit more of a grown up version exploring the coming-of-age of a teenager struggling to find herself while dealing with developing super powers. A must read for everyone seeking a great adventure fantasy story. --Amazon Customer Review
Vengeful deities. Powerful ancient weapons in the hands of teenagers. The future of humankind in the balance and just a touch of romance.
As painful tragedy causes young Viviana Magnus to seek escape, her dreams transport her back in time, from her cloudy Seattle home to the sun-drenched Aztec Empire. Her encounters with the handsome young general, Tadeo, and his army seem a welcome diversion.
A strange, all-consuming fire begins to grow within Viviana, and she discovers her family has been keeping a dark secret from her. The dreams are preparing her to fulfill her destiny.
As the new world collides with the old, Viviana learns she is one of the Elemental Linx, a tetrad of powerful new era Gods and Goddesses.
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